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listening? dana bash is cnn's chief congressional correspondent, a reporter in the worldwide reporting hall of fame. dana, the senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill. it stalled in the house right now. here's what senator chuck schumer said on cnn's "new day." >> we would much prefer a big comprehensive bill but any way that the house can get there is okay by us. i actually am optimistic that we'll get this done. >> he's now talking about the possibility of supporting a piecemeal approach. it seemed like a marker of sorts. how do you see this shaking out? >> it was a marker. certainly that's the way it's being perceived by house republican sources that i have spoken to about that. the only catch is that he's putting out an olive branch saying if republicans want to pass immigration in the process of splitting it up in smaller bills, that's fine. he's moving away from his idea of comprehensive immigration reform. here's the but. what they are not going to go for in the senate, these people who support comprehensive reform, is saying we'll pass border security bill now and in a
. "state of the union" with candy crowley begins right now. >>> i'm dana bash in for candy crowley with breaking news we're following out of syria. a u.s. official tells cnn there's very little doubt that the assad government used chemical weapons against civilians. syria's government today said it will allow u.n. weapons inspectors to investigate the site where the alleged attack occurred on wednesday. the syrian government denies responsibility and is blaming rebels for the attack that reportedly killed 1300 people. now the incident is testing already-frayed relations between the united states and russia, which is warning the u.s. not to jump to conclusions about the syrian government. meanwhile, the pentagon has prepositioned four warships armed with cruise missiles in the region. joining me now is cnn's pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence, and cnn international correspondent, phil black live in moscow and cnn's fred platkin in damascus. fred, to you first. >> hi, dana. i had an interview earlier today with the deputy foreign minister of syria, who told me that the u.n. weapo
>> it's been so night hanging out with you, state of the union starts now. >>> i'm dana bash in for candy crowley and this is state of the union. >>> today a texas lightning rod. >> if we see a grass roots tsunami, that is going to be cause republicans and democrats to listen to the people. senator ted cruz on why he hopes the wave that carried him into the senate is still strong enough to wash away obamacare. and jim demint and former governor howard dean. >> i think we're going to have another constitutional crisis in terms of the presidency. >>> plus the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. we start with breaking news out of syria this morning. the syrian government has reached an agreement with the united nations to allow inspectors full access to any site of any purported chemical weapons attack. syria's deputy foreign minister says -- the pentagon has prepositioned four warships with armed cruise missiles pore the region. chris, this is big news, this is why obviously inspectors got there, they want to get to the bottom of what really happened. think they can no
and the federal election economics. dana bash is breaking this news. he joins us with the details. dana, this news was prompted by something you reported earlier this week. >> that's right, we reported earlier this week about an e-mail that came from an investigator, to lois lerner, asking about a conservative group. the vice chairman of the said it races questions about whether there was inappropriate contact between the two agencies. darrell issa at this point is expanding his investigation. he announced today, at least he did so in a her to the head of the fec. cnn otained the her. what he is asking the fec is to do is turn over records with the irs. it raises, quote, the prospect of inappropriate coordination about tax-exempt entities. among the thing he's demanding is all communications between the irs and the if. ec dating back to 2008. i should underscore the republican fec commissioner i talked to, heunder scored that he is not sure that anyone nefarious or sinister was going on, but it should be investigated. and now it is. >> there's a lot of acronyms. >> alphabet soup. >> the original c
complete sense right now. >> oh come on, dana, i said all the same thing during my campaign. >> i'm teasing you, you were always sensible. >> that's not what we're hearing on the hills. al gore was maybe hyperbolic about the alcoholics. international conference, they can't agree on bicycle sharing. we're not going to get anywhere on that. >> marco rubio is headed to hollywood for a fund-raiser. a meeting with facebook founder mark zuckerberg. i think a lot of people hear marco rubio is going to beverly hills to raise money, isn't that liberal democratic -- >> not necessarily so. he's likely going to be running for president in 2016 and he's going to need money to do it. >> day and >> dana, rubio was one of the first tea party crowds -- >> i'm sure the beverly hills tea party is ecstatic about this. >> that's actually a tea party, really old rich ladies drinking tea. >> let's watch our stereotypes here, guys. >> hen whthen what would we tal about? >> what's happening is important. marco rubio, they're basically hanging him in effigy. literally at a rally i went to, it's like he's president o
about with david gergen, chief white house correspondent jessica yellin and dana bash. jessica, we heard the president make this a promise that it's going to become more transparent. he says it was already happening before the snowden leaks. but is that really realistic? >> well, as you point out, wolf, he did say that he wanted more transparency back in may. he said that. that was right before edward snowden's first leak was in june. so his assertion is that the snowden leaks just sped up a process that was going to happen any way. well, we also have to take a bigger look at the big picture, which is did snowden actually lead to these new safeguards he put in place? we know that two democratic senators have been calling for more transparency and even reforms for more than a year now. when the head of the intelligence community went before congress, he's admitted now that he was less than truthful in talking about them. so that was all before snowden. would this have happened without snowden? we can't know, the train has left the station, but it does seem to have been a huge nudge. >> da
's go to capitol hill. dana bash is standing by. even before the president has spoken, tan ndana, some republi already starting with some preemptive reaction, shall we call it. >> reporter: that's right. it's going on so far in private in conversations that i've had with some republicans here on capitol hill. the nsa surveillance program is one of the few areas where you've actually seen republicans agree with the president. think that this program is the right thing to do for american security. so expect republicans to say that they're concerned about what jessica reported, widening the transparency of this program. because they say the problem isn't the program, it's the way the president has communicated about it or maybe the better way to say it, has not communicated about it. i think you're going to see some criticism, maybe skepticism on the republican side. the whole question, though, is what democrats are going to do. because they have been probably the most vocal critics of this program. particularly those on the left. you have senators like mark udall of colorado. i just spok
, as opposed to the nsa surveillance program. dana, what is the reaction on capitol hill? i know the lawmakers are in recess, on vacation, the president is going on vacation tomorrow but we saw what speaker bayner said, suggesting the president was concerned about saving face than defending the programs. >> that's right. look, i mean, this is kind of the one issue or few issues, i should say where republicans are supportive of the president. this nsa program they say has been helpful and they have been kind of his biggest cheerleaders on this while the democrats, many of the democrats, as jessica was just talking to, leading liberal democratic senators have been maybe the most vocal in terms of criticism. this changed that a little bit. but one thing i would say about peter king, one of the lawmakers you were talking about, he said the president is on an apology tour. that illustrates the flight within the republican party because peter king, as you know is making noise about being president and he's trying to push the wing of the republican party that is more hockish against those on the repu
that ft. leavenworth will do that. it looks like dana coombs will have to sue the army or petition on medical grounds to get bradley manning transferred to a federal prison where perhaps he could get that therapy because due to army and d.o.d. regulations, ft. leaven swort not going to give that hormone therapy much less sex reassignment surgery. carol? >> if he did get this treatment, this hormone replacement therapy, who would pay for it? >> it would be the government. it would be the taxpayers. that's the way it is for any prisoner. basically, if you're a prisoner, the state or the government is responsible for your medical care because you can't fund your own medical care. there have been some rulings in the past where federal courts have struck down laws in which some states try to prohibit these taxpayer-funded hormone therapy regimens. again, some of the courts have struck those down saying you can't do that. and some prisoners have been receiving hormone therapy. sexual reassignment surgery is still relatively new. that also has been looked on somewhat favorably by some of
similar beginnings, or she could become dana plato. we are hoping she goes in the direction of drew and this is a step in the right direction. >> absolutely. the hope is there. john murray, thank you. >>> new jersey's governor getting high marks from people in that state. he's expected to cruise to another term, but might he have his sights set on the white house? something he said today, maybe, maybe, holds a clue. geoff: i'm the kind of guy who doesn't like being sold to. the last thing i want is to feel like someone is giving me a sales pitch, especially when it comes to my investments. you want a broker you can trust. a lot of guys at the other firms seemed more focused on selling than their clients. that's why i stopped working at my old brokerage and became a financial consultant with charles schwab. avo: what kind of financial consultant are you looking for? talk to us today. then you'll know how uncomfortable it can be. [ crickets chirping ] but did you know that the lack of saliva can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath? [ exhales deeply ] [ male announcer ] well there
wouldn't shut down because of a battle over health care. dana bash is watching what's going on, getting reaction to the news conference. is this really what the republicans are threatening to do, shut down the government to try to kill obama care? >> reporter: some are absolutely. i spoke with ted cruz, the republican senator for texas. he said before leaving for recess that he believes if th is the most critical, fundamental time for republicans to make good on their promise to appeal obama care by making this threat that the government is going to run out of money by the end of september and they're not going to vote on funding it unless obama care is defunded. and he's taunting fellow republicans saying they're scared, that's why they may not go his way. but they really are split. he's spending all of august with petitions and trying to push republican leaders to go forward on the strategy. but even the most fiscally conservative republicans are saying for many reasons this is not the best way to go. if you take obama care out of this, there are still questions about how republicans
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